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Nurse activates stroke team, saves patient’s life

Nurse activates stroke team, saves patient’s life

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. But when the response is fast and the treatment is right, many stroke victims can recover and return to healthy, fulfilling lives.
Hannah Suire, BSN, RN, is a staff nurse on 11200, a general medicine nursing unit. Suire was trained to recognize the

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A stroke can happen at any age – even sweet 16

A stroke can happen at any age – even sweet 16

In September 2013, 16-year-old Nathan was an extremely active teenager and only weeks away from earning his black belt in karate, a sport he loved. After one class, he had a typical night—came home, ate dinner with his family and tried not to start a fight with his 14-year-old brother. He even enjoyed some ice

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Happy Thanksgiving and Hanukkah – on the same day

Happy Thanksgiving and Hanukkah – on the same day

This year, thanks to an extremely rare convergence, Thanksgiving falls during the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights, or Hanukkah. This is the only time in our lives that these two celebrations will converge. It won’t happen again for an estimated 79,000 years.
To celebrate the Jewish Festival of Lights, a Hanukkah menorah, or hanukiah, will

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Corset diet could have negative effects, especially postpartum

Corset diet could have negative effects, especially postpartum

Lately, a trendy diet called the “corset diet” has women wearing tight-fitting wraps around their midsection in an effort to lose baby weight fast. But an OB/GYN at Barnes-Jewish Hospital has a warning for women looking to this quick fix for weight loss.
“Women who are wearing these corsets for hours at a time are

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Prostate cancer awareness month

Prostate cancer awareness month

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and the American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that more than 235,000 new prostate cancer cases will be documented this year. Urologists at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine urge men to discuss screening options with their health care providers before

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Ovarian cancer awareness month

Ovarian cancer awareness month

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, ovarian cancer is the ninth-most common cancer in American women. About 1 in 71 will contract ovarian cancer in their lifetime, and each year, more than 22,000 are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Each year, the health care specialists at the Alvin J. Siteman

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Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals are jointly offering two services open to the community to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Both services – with the theme “Overcoming Inequity….Embracing Diversity” – will start with a musical prelude at 11:30 a.m.
The first service will begin at noon on Jan. 18 in the third floor

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The Great American Smokeout: A great day to kick the habit

The Great American Smokeout: A great day to kick the habit

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. But did you know today is the American Cancer Society’s 37th Annual Great American Smokeout? Today’s the day for smokers across the nation to kick a habit that’s responsible for 87 percent of lung cancer deaths.
One valuable resource for smokers who want to quit is the “Freedom from

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Flesh Eating Bacteria Not On Rise, Say Experts

Flesh Eating Bacteria Not On Rise, Say Experts

News of three patients diagnosed with flesh eating bacteria (technically necrotizing fasciitis) has garnered many headlines of late, but experts say there is nothing to be alarmed about.  It’s quite rare, occurring in around 500-1,500 patients annually in the United States, and that number is not on the rise.
However, there is more awareness of the

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Actress and Vocalist Minnie Driver to Perform Saturday at Annual "illumination" Gala — On Bad Ankle

We’re excited to welcome award winning actress and vocalist Minnie Driver this Saturday at our annual “illumination” gala. It’s a great event the Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital hosts to raise money for cancer research at the Siteman Cancer Center.
However, Driver won’t be dancing to any of the songs she’ll be performing this weekend. In

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